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Professional Wildlife Removal Company Servicing Dale City, VA

Dale City Wildlife Animal Control

If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Dale City home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Virginia wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Dale City, and I recommend the following:

ACS Wildlife Removal
Cell Phone: 571-364-0162

NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Prince William County Animal Services: (703) 792-6465

ACS Wildlife Removal specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Virginia also has a documented problem with bats in buildings, and ACS Wildlife Removal is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the property. Call 571-364-0162 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.

When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
    - Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
    - Fully Virginia and Prince William County licensed and insured
    - Works 7 days per week (critters don't take weekends off)
    - Performs full building inspections: enters and inspects attic
    - Performs exclusion repairs, with guarantee against animal re-entry
    - Offers cleanup of biohazardous wildlife waste

ACS Wildlife Removal is a full-service Dale City wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Dale City pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all similar to wildlife removal. ACS Wildlife Removal performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and cleanup is sometimes recommended.

  Dale City wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Virginia to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know. Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to Virginia law. We offer Dale City raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
  Animals in attics - this is our specialty at ACS Wildlife Removal. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Dale City squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
  Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed. Never, ever use poison! Most Dale City exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Dale City rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
  Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Virginia is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Dale City pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Dale City bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
  If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Dale City trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Dale City wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. ACS Wildlife Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by ACS Wildlife Removal. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc. Read about how to get rid of opossums. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks. ACS Wildlife Removal also provides dead animal removal in Dale City. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Dale City snake removal - most of the snakes in Virginia are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Dale City. And remember, we are a private business, not Prince William County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (703) 792-6465. Prince William County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.

ACS Wildlife Removal
Cell Phone: 571-364-0162

Dale City Wildlife Tip #1:
How to get armadillos out from under a shed or porch

Different groups of people have different perspectives about armadillos. Some of them think that these animals are so great while others have a totally opposite perspective about the same animals. Armadillos are known to cause a lot of sever problems at people's premises especially farms and yards. They may generally be considered harmful to human beings but they are likened to digging machines. They are known to burrow lots of holes in yards and farms in search of earthworms and grubs which happen to be their favorite dish.

Preventive measures

Below are two good ways of preventing armadillos from getting into sheds and porches around one's premises;

1. Consider establishing stout fences around one's premises. These are fences that usually go a few meters below the earth surface. Most people may feel discouraged to use stout fences around their premises due to their high cost of acquisition and establishment. Despite their expensive nature, stout fences remain to be the best barricade to be used against armadillos.
2. Get rid of what armadillos feed on around the premises. Armadillos are known to feed on earthworms, grubs and other pests. One should use pesticides around areas that may contain such pests completely. By eliminating such pests, it means that the armadillos will have no reason for invading one's property at all.

Ways of getting armadillos out from under a shed or porch

1. Use of strong odors in sheds or porches where armadillos are hiding. Armadillos are known to find tough odors very unpleasant. When one sprays the strong odor liquids to sheds prone to armadillos using as hiding spots, then this will drive away the animals as they look for more comfortable areas.
2. Use of live traps. Traps containing baits may be placed just near the sheds or porches where the armadillos are hiding. The baits will attract the armadillos into the traps and this will enable capturing and getting rid of the armadillos from such areas.
3. Use of mothballs. Mothballs are internationally known to be the best repellants for animals that may be interfering with human activities. Mothballs may be thrown into sheds and porches known to be hideouts for armadillos and this will drive them out from such places.


Armadillos should not be a problem to anyone considering the wide range of methods that may be used to discourage them from invading one's premises.

Dale City Wildlife Tip #2:

Virginia Wildlife Information:

Virginia State bird: Northern cardinal
State mammal: Virginia big-eared bat
State fish: Brook trout, striped bass
State insect: Tiger swallowtail butterfly

Virginia is attached to the Chesapeake Bay, and because of this, it has a large coastal plain that extends inland, passing the bay's tributaries and eventually ending at the swelling of rocky foothills. Those foothills spread into the Blue Ridge Mountains, an extension of the Appalachian range. The state has an abundance of carbonated rock which has led to the creation of thousands of cave systems. Ten of those systems are currently open to the public, leaving about 3,990 on private land or currently uncharted. Along with the caves comes a variety of bat species, including the big brown bat, Brazilian free-tailed bat, eastern red bat, evening bat, gray bat, and the hoary bat, to name a few. Caves are the perfect habitat for these animals, which can either migrate or hibernate in the colder months. While Virginia is not prone to particularly harsh winters, the cave systems make a good, temperature-controlled place for hibernation.

Bats, though numerous, are only a small portion of the animal population in Virginia. The state has a number of predators including black bears, bobcats, cougars, and coyotes. This state doesn't have huge issues with the larger predators mainly because of how mountainous and wild the habitat has remained. The coastal plain is much more covered in people's homes, and this is where critters like squirrels and raccoons love to play. Because of the amount of trees in this state, it doesn't take long for a vertical-loving animal to find a way into a house. While raccoons and squirrels are definitely on the list of nuisance animals, they are among a score of others including woodchucks, skunks, porcupines, and opossums.

The state is also perfect for birds, and Virginia has a population of golden eagles, a large avian that tends to live in isolated settings across the globe. Not much research has been done on the golden eagle, and Virginia wildlife authorities hope they can study the growing population and shed some light on the species.

The fresh water feeding into the Chesapeake Bay provides a good ecosystem for amphibians and reptiles, and Virginia has a number of water-loving snakes including the cottonmouth and the common water snake. The state also has glass lizards, a snake-like creature, and the only limbless lizard in the United States.

You can always call ACS Wildlife Removal, any time of day, at 571-364-0162, for a price quote for Dale City wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Dale City, VA.

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